Documents about American History

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    American History 2057 note1

    LSU, ART 1441

    Excerpt: ... American History 2057 notes (2) ...

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    SHSU, TAH 07

    Excerpt: ... Teaching American History Conceptualizing American History via Event Analysis but first why are you here? Teaching American History Good answer! But here is another answer that is related to two sets of historical facts. Historical Facts Set 1: For several decades I have been interested in this question: Teaching American History If I am such a wonderful teacher, then why don't my students do better on my exams? My favorite answer to the question is that it is because many of my students do not read the assigned readings. But why do they not read the texts? Teaching American History Perhaps it is because Many history texts are boring and Many history texts are simply "data dumps" that attempt to say a little about everything, and are poorly organized Teaching American History Again, let's go back to the question, "Why are you here?" Historical Facts Set 2: In 2002 I read an article in the NEJM, renewed a childhood friendship, and soon the idea for 12 Days That Change ...

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    SUBR, FILE 4818

    Excerpt: ... Table 4. 2 Courses Emphasizing Diversity in Teacher Preparation and Conceptual Framework Themes of Multicultural and Global Perspectives Rubric HIST 104 HIST 105 HIST 114 HIST 230 HIST 224 HIST 225 HIST 494 HIST 311 HIST 420 ARTS 200 GEOG 210 GEOG 201 ENGL 201 SPED 300 CRIN 211 CRIN 323 CRIN 447 BHVS 220 Course Name American History American History History of Civilization Louisiana History United States History (secondary social studies) United States History (secondary social studies) African History (secondary social studies) African- American History (secondary social studies) European History (secondary social studies) Understanding the Arts Cultural Geography (secondary social studies) Principles of Geography World Literature Survey of Exceptional Children Principles of Education Multicultural Education Student Teaching Educational Psychology for Teachers ...

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    Wisconsin, ECON 102

    Excerpt: ... Alex Mayer American History 101 9/11/2007 Is it important for us to learn about Spanish (and other European) colonization in an American history course? Why or why not? When studying early American history , it is near essential to study the origins of the people who first arrived. For example, the first to arrive were the Spanish. This was in large part due to the lack of involvement in major wars in Europe during the early middle half of the millennium. The interesting thing though is that despite being the first to settle in the new continent, they failed to remain as the major power. Instead of establishing self sustaining colonies with sustained agriculture, they concerned themselves more with acquiring gold and silver which ultimately led to their collapse as a major power. In addition, after losing to England in war, they lost control of the seas, which allowed England to step in as a major power. Unlike Spain, English colonists were successful in creating strong colonies that in the end created t ...

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    Art History Notes

    Ithaca College, ARTH 16000

    Excerpt: ... RE ART SPEAK Subject o Iconography: study of subject matter Symbols and symbolism Medium (What is the object made of? What form does is take?) Composition (Art work is made as a result of decisions. How did the artist decide to compose piece?) Style (Period style, personal style) Content (What does it mean? Subject, Context?) What am I looking at?/What do I see? How would it be different if.? CAMW 2001-The American West 8/29/2007 2:04:00 PM "The Significance of the Frontier in American History " 1) What are Turner's main ideas? Turner's theory was "the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development." According to Turner, westward expansion was the single most important process in American history . 2) What do you notice about this essay? Turner believes that American social development is a cycle, continually beginning over again on the frontier. Turner states very clearly that his aim for this essay, ...

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    NYU, HIST 9426

    Excerpt: ... * Gilder Lehrman 2009 History Scholars Program in New York City The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites college sophomores and juniors with a serious interest in American history , and academic excellence in the field, to apply for: * 15 Gilder Lehrman History Scholarships to a five-week research program in New York City from June 28 to August 1, 2009; each student is awarded a fellowship worth $10,000 that includes tuition, books, field trips, a travel allowance of $600 for transportation to and from New York City, room and board, and a $2,200 stipend. * Up to 50 places for One-Week Scholars (Finalists), who will be invited to a oneweek program in New York City from June 13 to June 20, 2009; each student is awarded a fellowship worth $1,500 that includes tuition, field trips, a $600 travel allowance, and room and board. Gilder Lehrman History Scholars will: * Conduct primary-source research to prepare historical materials for publication and create brief historical document ...

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    laas 05-07

    Minnesota, MRS 2005

    Excerpt: ... Sample Four-Year Plan for Latin American Area Studies (LAAS) 2005-2007 Year One Two Three Fall Span 1001 Beginning Spanish I Span 2001 Intermediate Spanish I LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America LAAS 3201 Bibliographical Tools 5 credits of electives Hist 3601 Topics in Latin American History : Great Books LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America LAAS 4101 Senior Tutorial (1 cr if taken in conjunction with Hist 3601) 5 credits of electives Spring Span 1002 Beginning Spanish II Span 2002 Intermediate Spanish II LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America Hist 1601 Latin American History : A Basic Introduction LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America 5 credits of electives 5 credits of electives LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America Four Two-Year Plan Year Three Fall Span 1001 Beginning Spanish I LAAS 3100 Contemporary Latin America LAAS 3201 Bibliographical Tools 5 credits of electives Span 2001 Intermediate Spanish I Hist 3601 Topics in Latin American History : Great Books LAAS 3100 Cont ...

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    American History I - Notes

    Indiana, HIST-H 105

    Excerpt: ... American History I January 8, 2008 Road Maps History is: What we care to know and what we care to know about what happened in the past A conversation between past and present A story about the past based on surviving evidence A study of change over time History & Memory History to society : memory to individual Popular historical "memory" not usually sound scholarly history College level history about: Arguing from evidence Using this skill to understand and evaluate stories you learn about the past Creating a Nation American history as civic education Especially emphasized in Unit II: From Empire to Republic What defines a nation? Group of people joined together to find a common attribute Principles? Space/territory? People? A Nation Among Nations and World America as part of global historical processes, rather than an expectation Thomas Bender Authority & Power Monarchy to Democracy Household Government to Individual Citizenship Rise and Fall of Racial Slavery January 10, 2008 ...

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    american experience paper # 1

    USC, HIST 200gm

    Excerpt: ... Virani 1 Sofia Virani Ms. Shammas History 200: The American Experience 12 September 2007 Is it US History or World History? Thomas Bender believes that, "If we begin to think about American history as a local instance of a general history.not only will historical knowledge be improved, but cultural foundations of a needed cosmopolitanism will be enhanced." 1 Bender looks at Columbus voyage as the event that opened up ocean travel, not as the event that the A People and a Nation textbook would say, created the United States. He also spends much of the first chapter discussing the Mongols and Ottomans and their decline while the textbook mentions the other countries but focuses more on America. Bender barely discusses the formation of the 13 colonies, which is an essential part of the beginning of the textbook and of American history in general. Benders approach is a unique look at American history , but it doesnt necessarily teach American history as much as world history. Benders main focus is on ocean trave ...

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    Princeton, PUP 100

    Excerpt: ... ing social analysis to the fore of American history . Examining the effects the American Revolution had on business, intellectual and religious life, slavery, land ownership, and interactions between members of different social classes, Jameson showed the extent of the social reforms won at home during the war. By looking beyond the political and probing the social aspects of this seminal event, Jameson forced a reexamination of revolution as a social phenomenon and, as one reviewer put it, injected a liberal spirit into the study of American history . Still in print after nearly eighty years, the book is a classic of American historiography. ...

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    Ben Calvert

    ASU, ASB 222

    Excerpt: ... Ben Calvert 02/12/2008 Outline for essay #1 Thesis: In the beginning of American history there are many different themes that tie all the people and events that took place together. Each one played a major role in making America what it is today. Three important themes that played a major role in the beginning of America are adaptation, cultural retention, and the importance of space. These three themes all have an important role and each say something about early American history . Body Paragraph 1 Adaptation: How adaptation adds to the theme of American History Body Paragraph 2 Cultural retention: How different cultures got a long in the beginning of American history and how it adds to what early American history is. Body Paragraph 3 Importance of space: How the settlers shared the land with the Indians and how it adds to the importance of American history . Conclusion ...

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    chapter 1 aae

    Lincoln U. PA, SOS 151

    Excerpt: ... Chavone Taylor 1/15/08 African American Experience Chapter 1 1. What were the reasons stated which Africa being lagged behind in the march of human progress? (p.g.4) Africa lagged behind in human progress because Europeans maimed its economic and cu ...

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    Berkeley, ASIAN STUD 20A

    Excerpt: ... Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy Week Two Tuesday, January 29 Asian American history is changing with Asian American historians broadening the geographical and temporal boundaries of what counts as Asian American history Overview of Essays and Documents in Chapter 2, "Colonization, Pacific Markets, and Asian Labor Migration" Structure and Agency Earlier traces of an Asian American past are featured in the segment "The Bering Strait" and "Unsung Sailors" from the public radio show series entitled "Crossing East" (a sound recording available at the Media Resource Center SOUND/ D 214) Two other ways to view Asian American History before 1848: 1700s Northeast port districts and port cultures, and mid-nineteenth century Chinese and Asian Indian coolie labor View film excerpt on sailors from Part One of Loni Ding's "Ancestors in the Americas" (available at the Media Resource Center VIDEO/C 9659) T. Y. Lin's Intercontin ...

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    U. Memphis, HISTORY 7000

    Excerpt: ... Q REF Z 1605 H23 REF F 1408 W423x Z 1601 H853 REF Z 1601 A2 G76 1976 REF Z 1601 G75 REF Z 1601 G4 REF Z 1610 K38 1920a Z 1601 B34 LATIN AMERICA Handbook of Latin American Studies David P. Werlich, Research Tools for Latin American Historians: A Select, Annotated Bibliography R. A. Humphreys, Latin American History : A Guide to the Literature in English Arthur E. Gropp, A Bibliography of Latin American Bibliographies Published in Periodicals Charles Griffin, Latin America: A Guide to the Historical Literature Abel Rodolfo Geoghegan, Obras de referencia de Amrica Latina Hayward Keniston, List of Works for the Study of Hispanic- American History Stanley A. Bayitch, Latin America: A Bibliographical Guide to Economy, History, Law, Politics, and Society Q-1 REF F 1406 E52 REF F 1406 C36 1992 REF DP 56 H57 1992 F 1408 W66 1967 330.98084 S359a REF Z 1601 W6 1966 REF CT 506 W48 F 1410 C1834 1984 REF Z 6954 S8 Z5 Helen Delpar, Encyclopedia of Latin American History Simon Collier, Harold Blakemore, and Thom ...

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    response 1 - black history

    Ithaca College, CSCR 106

    Excerpt: ... y. However, another argument against Black History Month is that it contradicts the purpose of education, which is to create a sense of unity and common identity in "USians." I strongly agree with this argument. I feel that creating a whole month dedicated to Blacks separates them from Whites even more. Although its aim is help students and people of America to appreciate the Blacks' role in American history , what it is actually doing is bunching all the Blacks together and teaching that they are separate from the Whites. While this can be a good way to unify Blacks, it does nothing to unify Blacks with Whites, which is what one of the purposes of Black History Month is supposed to be. When we study Black History Month, I feel that the curriculum portrays Blacks as a supplement to the history of America; although it shows how they contributed to society, I feel that Whites consider still them as Black folk, instead of U.S. citizens. George Washington Carver invented peanut butter. However, to most people, ...